Special Diets | 22 December 2015Nutty Christmas Bark Share article facebook twitter google pinterest There is nothing better than a delicious dessert that comes together with only a few ingredients. This chocolatey Christmas bark from Paleo Sweets & Treats is the perfect gift for coworkers or addition to your holiday dessert table! If you are looking for the perfect gift for the holiday season, this may be the one. This recipe is versatile and can be changed to include whatever nuts or dried fruits you have in your pantry. I always try to customize it depending on which friend or family member I’m giving this special gift to. 1 cup (175 g) chopped dark chocolate (85% cacao or higher) ½ cup (55 g) blanched almond slices ? cup (50 g) unsweetened dried cranberries ¼ cup (20 g) unsweetened shredded coconut Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper. Prepare a double boiler by setting a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water, but do not let the bowl touch the water. Place the chocolate in the bowl of the double boiler and let sit until almost completely melted. Remove the bowl from the heat, stir the chocolate until smooth, then spread over the prepared baking sheet to your desired thickness. Sprinkle the almonds, cranberries, and coconut over the melted chocolate. Refrigerate until the chocolate is set, 20 to 30 minutes. Once set, break or cut into pieces. The bark can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for at least 1 week or in the freezer for 30 days. Makes ten 1-ounce (28 g) servings Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: The Paleo diet has swept the nation as a huge nutritional and lifestyle trend that many have embraced. The question is what is the modern dessert lover to do when traditional baking ingredients such as flours, grains, dairy, and sugar are off the table? Never fear–you can have your cake and your Paleo lifestyle too! Written by Heather Connell, author of the popular blog, Multiply Delicious, Paleo Sweets and Treats shows you how to bake delicious treats using fresh, seasonal produce, natural sweeteners, and nutritionally dense, grain-free flours. You won’t miss out on anything with treats such as: Dark Chocolate Pot de Crème with Roasted Cherries, Sweet Potato Tarts, Orange Pomegranate Cupcakes, and Mango Coconut Sherbert. This paleo diet dessert cookbook gives you easy-to-make indulgent treats to let you stay the Paleo course. This collection of seasonally-focused recipes gives you Paleo-friendly options for any dessert craving. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.